The first event is with award-winning journalist and author Gary Younge on Tuesday 6th October at 1.30pm. Gary Younge is a British journalist, author and broadcaster. He was the editor-at-large for The Guardian newspaper and was recently listed in the Top 100 of the most influential people in the UK from African/African-Caribbean descent in the 2020 Powerlist.
During his career, Gary reported from all over Europe, Africa, the US and the Caribbean on subjects from gay marriage to Brexit.
He has written five books, his most recent being, Another Day in the Death of America: A Chronicle of Ten Short Lives (2016). He has also written for The New York Review of Books, Granta, GQ, The Financial Times and The New Statesman and made several radio and television documentaries. He is now a Professor of Sociology at the University of Manchester in England.
In this interview with Leeds Beckett Course Director Emily Zobel Marshall, Gary will be discussing the global Black Lives Matter movement, his most recent book and his career as a journalist and an author. To access this event please register on Eventbrite through this link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/an-interview-with-journalist-and-author-gary-younge-tickets
The second event is with Rob Burroughs, Head of English at Leeds Beckett University, on the racialisation of gratitude in the Nineteenth Century and Beyond, on Tuesday 13th October at 1.30pm.
Rob will discuss how Britain has historically demanded thankfulness from those whom it enslaved, emancipated, and colonised. The expectation for gratitude was defined by discourses on race, as noted by writers of colour in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, and it remains active today in anti-immigration and racist discourses of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.
To access this event please register on Eventbrite through this link: https://www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/events/bhm-the-racialisation-of-gratitude-in-the-nineteenth-century-and-beyond/
The third event is with Jessica Van Horssen, Senior Lecturer at Leeds Beckett University, on Tupac Shakur and the Embodiment of Black History, on Tuesday 20th October at 1.30pm.
Jessica will be discussing Tupac Shakur’s and how throughout his life, the internationally-known, respected, and feared gangster rapper immersed himself in the struggle for Black American liberation, and infused his music, politics, and body with representations of the past and hopes for the future. This talk will explore Shakur as both activist for and artefact of Black liberation.
To access this event please register on Eventbrite through this link: https://www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/events/bhm-tupac-shakur-and-the-embodiment-of-black-history/